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. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response to a united states law calling for sanctions against russia. >>> today marks the 8th anniversary of the quake and tsunami. survivors held prayer services. the un called it the worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries. 200,000 people died. >> we are back on storm watch this day after christmas. mark is tracking a fast moving storm that has produced plenty of rain. >> and we check the return polesis of major stores. what you need to know before you return that unwanted gift. >> here is a look at bridge. you can see it's wet. we will let you know where we had spin outs this morning coming up next
money. both programs are part of national settlements of bankers who didn't follow the laws. >>> tara, said the incident in san francisco is cleared. >> those bricks on 80 near the fremont street offramp have been cleared. it's smooth sailing around the city. we want to show you that we do have a fallen tree here and the chp is advising caution here. highway 35 at skyline boulevard, be aware of it. it's blocking the roadway. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it's smooth sailing into the city. no delays to report. at the golden gate bridge, it's sort of the same story. if we take a live look at that, you can see it was a little bit wet out there earlier but now things are drying up quickly. and in san mateo, we can take a look at the san mateo bridge. you can see that traffic is flowing well into foster city on the right-hand side of your screen. >>> 7:24. here's rosemary. >> all right. partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies happening outside our door. a good-looking start to the day. here is a beautiful shot. look at this. sunrise rose about four minutes ago. die
, who does that help? >> i spent the day on the phone yesterday with the law enforcement community up there. what we gather is the police chiefs don't like it. the elective sheriff, he doesn't like it p. and as we learned from the comments in the newspaper, the gun owners certainly don't like it. that leaves the remaining sector finding the article interesting. >> what do they say about it? >> police chiefs look at it and say, look 40% of these people holding the gun mer mitts are active or retired law enforcement. these are people who may have put people in prison or prison guard who inmates might be looking for their home address and now it's point and click. the other thing is that 8,000 -- i mean if you just take rockland county, 8 thousand either active or retires nypd officers live there. so within the law enforcement community, they say you're giving the people a map to our home addresses that's searchable. >> one of the criticisms here is that potential robbers are going to know who has guns and who doesn't to know which homes to target. how does this make
's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their families already. they have introduced, you know, them via pictures and other methods to their siblings here in the united states. and it's really heartbreaking. >> bring it over here so we can see it. >> reporter: a heartbreak that could become a reality for the fong family who can do nothing but wait, watch and hope. >> we're the fong family. we want to provide a home to just at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a lovely family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> reporter: in reference to this ban, the u.s. state department s
. they will be pardoned to serve on juries an in some cases own firearms. >>> under the revised three strikes law, in november, voters approved prop 36 which requires that a life sentence only be given for a third felony if it's a serious or violent crime. about 3700 prisoners may qualify for resentencing hearings and some inmates have already won their release. >>> a christmas eve storm is headed our way. rosemary will be back to tell us where and when the rain will hit. >>> and how san jose police officers are helping to spread christmas cheer. >>> here is a look at the senate bridge. you can see -- san mateo bridge. you can see traffic is moving nicely. we'll tell you about some free parking in san francisco -- coming up. >>> welcome back. san jose police are helping to make this christmas a little brighter for some children. officers loaded up their patrol cars yesterday with dozens of gift bags filled with toys. the gifts were given specifically to children who really need the holiday cheer. >> we're seeing people at their worst a lot of times. a lot of domestic violence, a lot of disturbanc
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